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Attorney General’s office issued a scam phone call warning to Irish people

DUBLIN: The Attorney General’s Office has issued an immediate warning to the public about a recently reported phone scam in Ireland. These fraudsters call people on the phone and accuse them of being victims of fraud or identity theft and then leak their personal information.

They call an unsuspecting member of the public and pretend as an official from the office. Some of these calls may even display as the official number (6314000) of the office, which can easily mislead people.

Once the call is connected, a fraudster will claim the recipient that his identity has been used for drug trafficking or money laundering. They may also claim that there is a case against him and an arrest warrant out for his arrest.

After hearing all this, people will immediately panic and believe everything. In this context, the fraudster finally asks personal details, including the PPS number and/or bank details.

The Government and the Gardai have advised the public to be alert and avoid answering calls or disclosing personal information to such fraudsters. If anyone receives a scam call, they are asked to contact Gardai immediately.

Meanwhile, the Attorney General’s Office has clarified that it will never request PPS numbers or bank account details from the general public.

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